2019 UNION CITY INDIANS FOOTBALL CAPSULE

HEAD COACH: Keith Malloy (8th SEASON)

RECORD AT UNION CITY: 35 – 38

CAREER RECORD: 35 – 38

 

UNION CITY FOOTBALL SINCE 1963

1963       2-4

1964       0-6-1

1965       0-8

1966       0-8

1967       1-7

1968       1-7

1969       4-5

1970       6-3

1971       4-5

1972       8-1

1973       10-0

1974       6-4

1975       4-6

1976       8-2

1977       3-6

1978       3-6

1979       2-8

1980       4-5

1981       2-8

1982       2-6

1983       2-8

1984       1-9

1985       3-7

1986       4-6

1987       3-6

1988       3-7

1989       6-4

1990       4-5

1991       2-7

1992       1-8

1993       2-7

1994       3-7

1995       2-7

1996       3-6

1997       3-7

1998       9-3

1999       3-7

2000       4-7

2001       4-6

2002       3-7

2003       2-7

2004       5-6

2005       7-4

2006       4-6

2007       1-9

2008       3-7

2009       2-8

2010       5-6

2011       9-2

2012       7-4

2013       5-5

2014       4-6

2015       4-6

2016       3-7

2017       3-7

2018       5-7

 

2018 RESULTS

Tri 20 – 14

Monroe Central 0 – 21

Hagerstown 6 – 14

Knightstown 14 – 26

Northeastern 18 – 12 (2OT)

Union County 6 – 32

Lincoln 41 – 12

Centerville 0 – 7

Winchester 6 – 16

Anderson Prep 41 – 16 (SECTIONAL)

Clinton Prairie 32 – 12 (SECTIONAL)

Monroe Central 0 – 29 (SECTIONAL)

 

2019 SCHEDULE

August 23 at Tri

August 30 Monroe Central

September 6 Hagerstown

September 13 at Knightstown

September 20 at Northeastern

September 27 Union County

October 4 Lincoln

October 11 at Centerville

October 18 Winchester

 

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Gavin Teeter

Mason Good

Zach Adkins

Kelby Purdin

Josh Crawford

Akili Roberts

Alex Vasquez

 

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Kadin Purdin

Hunter Reagan

Brenden Wright

Jayden Hindsley

Elisha Moore

Payne Abel

Cole Hughes

Erik Terriquez

Ryan Armantrout

Braxton Wright

Lucas Lykins

Gabriel Addington

Nicholas Wells

Colin Anguiano

 

Mike Thompson got the Indians to a sectional championship last year and decided after the loss to Monroe Central it was time to go in a different direction. Returning to the sidelines will be former Union City head coach Keith Maloy. Maloy was the head coach from 2008 until 2014 and went 35 – 38. Maloy will certainly had many challenges after losing several key players to graduation from a team that went 5 – 7 in 2018.

Losing QB Mason Good, RB’s Josh Crawford and Akili Roberts as well as linemen Alex Vasquez, Kelby Purdin, Zach Adkins and Gavin Teeter will leave several holes on both sides of the football.

Replacing Good will be either Junior Hunter Reagan or sophomore Brenden Wright. Neither quarterback has great size with Reagan at 6’1” 155 pounds and Wright coming in at 5’10” 140 pounds. Coach Maloy will need more consistency on offense after being shut out three times in 2018.

Senior running back Jayden Hindsley returns in the backfield and will be joined by either Eli Moore or Colin Anguiano. Hindsley is expected to get the majority of the work. When the Indians want to throw the football will count on Senior Nic Wells. Wells has been a varsity player for three seasons. Gabe Addington, Lucas Lykins and tight end Braxton Wright will be the other targets in the passing game.

Up front the Indians will count on guard Cole Hughes and tackle Payne Able. Also expected to be in the starting lineup will be junior center Ryan Armantrout, Junior guard Kadin Purdin and Junior guard Eric Terrquiz.

Like most small schools the Indians will have several players going both ways. Union City surrendered 149 yards on the ground and 100 through the air in 2018. Braxton Wright is a two-year starter upfront and will be joined by Brendon Wright. Armantrout, Terriquez, Purdin and Lykins will be competing for playing time on the defensive line. Hughes, Able, Hindsley, Moore and Anguiano are expected to get playing time it linebacker.

The secondary lacks depth, but Wells and Addington are experienced returners.

Coach Maloy knows in order to get Union City to be competitive in the TEC he will need to get the numbers up in the program. With the lack of depth in many positions this season it will be difficult for the Indians to compete against the better teams in the conference. The Indians can set the tone early with two of their toughest games at home on August 30 against Monroe Central and September 6 against Hagerstown.